Like many other immigrants, the first few years in America were not very easy. There was continuous competition for low paying jobs, which ultimately made having a surplus of food and spending money almost impossible.
David worked for the Good Service Window Cleaning Company, which he established himself. This can also be referred to as manual labor.
All done! I have washed every window on this block in under an hour!
David and Rose got married on January 23, 1929 in Brooklyn.
Sidney, David's first child, was born in 1933.
Rose died in 1949 from cancer.
Rita and David's second child and my grandmother, was born in 1937.
I immigrated to America because We believed moving to America would provide better opportunities and a better way of life than the one in Skalat. More specifically we wanted to escape the pogroms, which was the persecution of the Jews in my neighborhood.
I can't wait to see your home town papa!
On January 7, 1955, David and his two children went back to Skalat on vacation to visit family. They returned 15 days later on January 22, 1955. In Poland, they saw burned ghettos and neighborhoods where some of David's friends and family used to live before the Holocaust.